Stansfield Place

We provide a rehabilitation service for men with a serious mental illness and range of other complex needs.

For example, support for schizophrenia or bi-polar disorder which may also be complicated with other mental health issues such as anxiety or drug and alcohol misuse. 

Our unit can support 12 men at any one time.

We aim to deliver effective rehabilitation and recovery, as an alternative to inpatient or community services, where your needs cannot be met by less intensive adult mental health services.

We run a two-year recovery pathway. At the end of this, you may be discharged to a range of places including care homes, supported accommodation, back home to your family, or your own flat. We will make this decision with you, your care coordinator and family so it best meets your needs.

You can refer to us via the clinical pathway team - click the menu below for more info.

At Stansfield Place, we focus on recovery and rehabilitation and promote social inclusion and community integration.

We will support you to reach your full potential and optimum level of independence, while also helping you to effectively manage and risk behaviour and reduce relapses.

We will support you to make informed choices about your care and treatment and to identify personal goals, which focus on learning or developing skills.

We will also produce an activity planner with you, to set activities for the week ahead based on your individual needs and goals.

We can support you with a range of interventions including:

  • Medication
  • Risk assessments
  • Psychological therapies - psycho education, cognitive behaviour therapy, cognitive analytic therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Brief family interventions
  • Drug and alcohol work
  • Neuropsychological screening
  • Interventions to improve day-to-day living skills - domestic skills, self-care and hygiene, money management, shopping, cooking, using public transport, road and personal safety
  • Group activities - gardening, arts and crafts groups, music group, relapse prevention and wellbeing groups, physical activity and sports groups, healthy lifestyles

We will also encourage you to get involved in community-based activities, either independently or escorted, depending on your needs. This could include:

  • Vocational or educational training
  • Health and Wellbeing College
  • Training for paid employment
  • Voluntary work
  • Sports and leisure activities
  • Cultural or spiritual activities
  • Creative activities
  • Support groups, such as Alcoholics Anonymous or Addiction Dependency Solutions

You will also be encouraged and supported to pursue your hobbies, with plenty of free time to relax.

We recognise the essential role that family and friends play in supporting loved ones with their mental health difficulties and recovery - and you are welcome on to the unit.  In between visits, you can keep in regular contact via phone or video call.

You may be invited to attend meetings and/or appointments, as we know you can often provide a valuable insight into the best way to support your loved ones’ recover.

These meetings are also a good opportunity to hear about the support you or other family/friends need. For example, we can provide family intervention to help with understanding illness, facilitating difficult conversations, and overcoming relationship difficulties.

Stansfield Place is situated in a quiet residential area, close to local amenities

You will have your own en-suite bedroom and are encouraged to bring along personal items to help you feel at home, for example duvet and pillow covers, photos and books. Some items are not permitted for health and safety reasons, but we can give advice about this prior to admission.

You have access to a range of communal areas, such as lounges, dining area, games room, kitchen and garden, which provide opportunities for social interaction and peer support.

All areas of the unit are kept clean, tidy, safe and comfortable and we welcome any feedback on the environment.

Our experienced and knowledgeable team provides round the clock care and includes:

  • Consultant psychiatrist
  • Clinical psychologist
  • Staff grade doctor
  • Registered nurses
  • Nursing assistants
  • Occupational therapist
  • Technical instructor
  • Clinical services manager
  • Unit manager
  • Administrative support team

We also work with a range of partners including GPs, dentists, community health professionals, advocacy, and others to support your wider health and wellbeing needs.

Referrals are accepted for people who live in the Bury, Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale with a primary diagnosis of an enduring mental health condition.

Before a referral is made it is important that our team has discussed and agreed this with the patient.

To discuss a referral, please contact the clinical pathway team on 0161 716 4364.

You are always welcome to visit your loved ones on the unit, please contact us before to arrange this.

The best times to visit are between 10.30am-12pm and 5.30-8.30pm Monday-Friday, and 10am-8.30pm on weekends.

We are also happy to arrange a more convenient time when you contact us.

Please note - therapy sessions and activities may be happening both on and off the unit between visiting times.